Louis Tomlinson has admitted he didn't want One Direction to go on a break as he was just starting to become confident in himself when the band took a hiatus.
The 25-year-old singer revealed he didn't enjoy discussing the band's future with bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan, as he was afraid of the outcome.
''It wasn't necessarily a nice conversation. I could see where it was going," he told the Observer magazine.
''In the last year of One Direction I was probably the most confident I ever was. And then it was: 'OK, hiatus!'"
Tomlinson says he struggled to find his place in the band, which has been on an indefinite hiatus since January 2016, and reckons fans regarded him as "forgettable, to a certain degree".
"The others have always been... Like Niall, for example. He's the most lovely guy in the world. Happy-go-lucky Irish, no sense of arrogance. And he's fearless. There are times I've thought: 'I'd have a bit of that.'
''Zayn [Malik, ex-member], back in the day. He could relate to me on a nerves level. In the first year we were both the least confident. But Zayn has a fantastic voice and for him it was always about owning that.
''Liam always had a good stage presence, same as Harry, they've both got that ownership. Harry comes across very cool. Liam's all about getting the crowd going, doing a bit of dancing... And then there's me.''
Tomlinson made his debut as a solo act at the end of last year with his Steve Aoki collaboration Just Hold On.
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